New Orleans Pelicans forward Darius Miller’s 2019-20 season is in jeopardy after surgery to repair a ruptured right Achilles tendon on Thursday.
Miller, 29, was operated on by Dr. Martin O’Malley at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, the team announced.
No timetable for his return was provided, but the typical rehabilitation ranges from six months to a year or longer.
One of just six returning players on the Pelicans’ roster, Miller signed a two-year, $14.25 million deal in July. The second year of the contract is not guaranteed.
The 6-foot-8 Miller averaged 8.2 points, 2.1 assists and 1.9 rebounds and shot 36.5 percent from 3-point range in 69 games (15 starts) last season.
ESPN reported that Miller suffered the injury while playing 3-on-3 basketball.